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Archive - Feb 3, 2011

Seahawk women's basketball team wins in overtime without leading in regulation play

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video Thursday was a magical night for Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team at Trask Coliseum against VCU. They were searching for a quality win against a good opponent. They now have it. Full story...
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Local schools join forces to help fight bullying

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video Stopping the violence by breaking the silence is that what New Hanover County School officials are preaching to parents, students and faculty. Full story...
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AP Exclusive: Zahra's stepmom was married 7 times

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videoThe stepmother of a 10-year-old girl whose body was dismembered and strewn around western North Carolina has been married at least seven times, including one period when she was married to three men at the same time. Full story...
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Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

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videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way. Full story...
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Tickets still available for Friday's Red Dress Luncheon

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The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation will host the sixth annual Red Dress Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, February 4 at 11:30 a.m. to support the NHRMC Heart Center’s efforts to prevent the development of heart disease in women in our community. The event will be held at the Hilton Riverside. Chelsea Altman, Miss USA 2005, will serve as the emcee. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sick of snow at home, tourists find refuge in warmer Cape Fear

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videoRight now a snowmageddon is taking over much of the country. So far, though, none of it has made its way to the Cape Fear. That is a good reason for some snowbirds to take advantage of our area. Full story...
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Noble to reopen Friday despite repairs

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A New Hanover County school closed today because of a power outage will be back open tomorrow... sort of. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Website WECT cited pulls concert listing

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An update to a story you saw ONLY ON 3 Wednesday. We told you WECT reported on its website country singer Easton Corbin would perform at Trask Coliseum for the Azalea Festival. Problem was the Azalea Festival said that was not the case. Full story...
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NFL's Connor Barth visits school, talks Super Bowl

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Students at St. Mary's School in Wilmington had a special treat at a morning pep rally that featured a big league guest. Connor Barth, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker, St. Mary's alum, and former Hoggard and UNC standout, came home to speak to students as part of "Catholic School Week." Full story...
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North Carolinians have 7th highest consumer debt

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While much attention has been given to the need for consumers to pay down debt and build up savings, residents in all states still carry an average of more than $10,000 in debt, according to a recent analysis of consumer debt by CareOne Services Inc., one of the nation’s leading debt relief firms. Full story...
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Deputy rescues abducted woman from car trunk

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A Scotland County sheriff's deputy says something didn't feel right about a car that ran a red light and he thanks God he was able to rescue a woman who said she was abducted. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WECT gets Corbin fans excited; Azalea Festival says not so fast

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video UPDATE: Hank Estep, President of the Azalea Festival, says the website WECT quoted in its rush to break this story has removed the Easton Corbin concert information. Full story...
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Three defeated Dems sue over campaign ads

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Three former state Senate Democrats are suing their successful opponents and the Republican Party over campaign ads. Full story...
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Service sector expands at fastest pace in five years

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The US service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the work force, grew in January at the fastest pace in five years, a sign that hiring could pick up soon. Full story...
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White nationalist group cancels Charlotte meeting

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A white nationalist group has dropped plans for a conference in Charlotte this weekend after the hotel it had booked canceled its reservation. Full story...
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